Banyana lose to South Korea

2012-02-29 10:50

Banyana Banyana found themselves on the wrong end of a gail force wind and a rampant second-half performance by South Korea, as they went down 2-1 in their opening Group C fixture at the Cyprus Women’s Cup today.

The South Africans dominated possession in the first half of the match but had to settle for a goalless score-line at the interval.

During the half-time break the rain began to pour down at the Tascos Marko Stadium in Paralimni.

The South Koreans played with the powerful wind in their favour in the second period and a raid on South Africa’s penalty area saw team captain Yun-Hee Chu slot the ball home wide of Banyana goalkeeper Thoko Mndaweni in the 50th minute.

The wind – which kept relatively low during the first half of the match – assisted the South Koreans, with the Banyana midfield pushed back to help their defenders.

The South Koreans extended their lead in the 69th minute when goalkeeper Mndaweni and defender Simphiwe Masina got into a tangle, with the ball slipping off Masina’s boot for Minji Leo to slot the ball home.

Noko Matlou converted a consolation goal – her 53rd for Banyana in her 65th international appearance – when she fired the ball home through a crowded penalty area in the final minute of the game.

South Africa face New Zealand in their second match of the tournament tomorrow.

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